Highway 18 crash claims one

OTIS — One person was killed and two Grand Ronde residents were injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 18. The Oregon State Police gave this account of the crash, which occurred ...

Willamina poised to fill opening

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School District has begun screening applicants for its vacant deputy clerk position and will soon begin scheduling interviews. Carol Haight, who held the position for 16 ...

When a drug deal goes really bad

As Bernard Thomas loaded a syringe with heroin the night of May 25, 2016, his supplier, 31-year-old Jennifer Jones, sounded a warning. “Be careful, that’s hot,” Jones said.  So ...

Two newcomers join tribal council

GRAND RONDE — Newcomers Michael Langley and Lisa Leno joined incumbent Chris Mercier in winning Grand Ronde Tribal Council seats in a mail-ballot election concluding Saturday. Incumbent Tony Gleason-Shepek ...

Tribe eying entry into pot industry

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will not only be filling three seats on its nine-member governing council in a mail-ballot election concluding Saturday. It will also be conducting an advisory referendum ...

Sheridan issues scam warning

SHERIDAN — Phone scammers impersonating members of the Sheridan Fire District and Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office are soliciting money fraudulently from Sheridan residents. The agencies do ...

Willamina woman pleads to federal drug charge

PORTLAND — A Willamina woman has acknowledged in federal District Court, with her guilty plea to a distribution charge, providing the heroin that claimed the life of a 28-year-old customer. Jennifer ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Craig Johnson is in his first year as Willamina School District s grounds and maintenance director.

Spiffing up Willamina's campus

WILLAMINA – Students and staff returned to their classrooms Monday in the Willamina School District. They were greeted by brightly colored marigolds and zinnias, and lawns that were greened up. Paw ...

Great blue heron

Great blue heron killed in Willamina

WILLAMINA — A Willamina man was cited Thursday for killing a state and federally protected great blue heron, according to the Oregon State Police. Trooper Tayler Jerome identified him as Brian O’Neal, ...

Willamina working to fill deputy clerk position

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School District is preparing to fill the deputy clerk position vacated with the sudden death of Carol Haight. Haight, who had served in the position for more than 16 years, ...

Sheridan weighs solar pros and cons

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council, scheduled to vote on a proposed 72-acre solar array at its Sept. 18 session, grilled a Pacific Northwest Solar representative Monday night. The company is proposing ...

Sheridan has Measure 98 funds to spend

SHERIDAN — Superintendent Steve Sugg told the Sheridan School Board last week that the district expected to have about $173,000 in Measure 98 funds to spend during the 2017-18 school year. Measure ...

Suspect crashes near casino following police chase

A wanted driver was apprehended early Tuesday morning following a chase originating in Lincoln City that ended when the driver crashed into a ditch near Spirit Mountain Casino. About 4 a.m., a Lincoln ...

Sheridan High sets open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will host a Back to School Bash for the community from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. The open house will celebrate the return of staff and students to school on ...

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Willamina hires city manager

WILLAMINA — City Councilor Craig Johnson sensed Tuesday evening was going to be a “great night” as the council prepared to convene at the West Valley Fire District Station. Councilors ...

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